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At Some Point You Have To Stop

Speed is an important skill in most sports. We all write volumes about it, go to clinics to pick up new drills and movement cues, and seek out speed training gurus. Our athletes are evaluated on it and it’s a major focus of their training. Here’s the thing, outside of track and field most athletes need to be able to decelerate and stop on a dime to transition into doing something else.   I coach baseball and basketball. In both...

Athletes Have To Be Able To Stop

As we’ve covered in other posts, some of the techniques of a track and field athlete are appropriate to the training of non-track and field athletes, the challenge is that a non-track and field athlete have needs beyond just running in a straight line or around a track. One of those needs is the ability to stop. Being able to stop when it is needed is an important skill because it allows the athlete to be where they are needed,...